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Research Interests

Macroeconomic theory with applications. Recursive and numerical methods.


Dr. Rendahl received PhD from the European University Institute, Florence (2007). After spending a year as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam, he subsequently took up his first academic position at UC Davis, California, in 2008. Dr. Rendahl joined the Economics Faculty at Cambridge in 2011.

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Rendahl, P. Fiscal policy in an unemployment crisis, (2016) Review of Economic Studies
Rendahl, P. Inequality constraints and Euler equation based solution methods, (2015) The Economic Journal
Rendahl, P. Asset based unemployment insurance, (2012) International Economic Review
Den Haan, W. J. and Rendahl, P. Solving the incomplete markets model with aggregate uncertainty using explicit aggregation, (2010) Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Impullitti, G., Licandro, O., and Rendahl, P. Technology, Market Structure and the Gains from Trade, (2018) CWPE1892
Rendahl, P. Fiscal Policy in an Unemployment Crisis, (2014) CWPE1456
Rendahl, P. Equilibrium Contracts and Firm-sponsored Training, (2013) CWPE1336
Rendahl, P. Inequality Constraints and Euler Equation based Solution Methods, (2013) CWPE1320

Chapter in Book

Algan, Y., Allais, O., Den Haan, W.J. and Rendahl, P. Solving and simulating models with heterogeneous agents and aggregate uncertainty, (2014) in the book: Handbook of Computational Economics - Elsevier

Recent Activities

Faculty and Cambridge-INET Members to talk at the INET 'Reawakening' Conference - Publication Date: 2017-10-16
Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Professor Sanjeev Goyal and Dr. Pontus Rendahl will all give talks on 'INET and Economics in Cambridge' at the INET 'Reawakening' conference in Edinburgh, on Saturday October 21st 2017.

Faculty Senior Academic Promotions - Publication Date: 2017-06-15
Vasco Carvalho, Sara Horrell, Pontus Rendahl and Petra Geraats have all been successful in the Faculty's Senior Academic Promotions.

Macro/Trade Mini Conference - Publication Date: 2016-05-31
The Macro/Trade Mini Conference will be held on 31 May 2016, New Combination Room, Corpus Christi College. From 1.00pm - 5.00pm

Mini Conference on Heterogeneous Agents and Macroeconomic Modelling - Publication Date: 2016-05-05
The Heterogeneous Agent Model Mini Conference will take place onTuesday 10th May 2016 in the New Combination Room, Corpus Christi College.

Research Grants

A Dynamic Economic And Monetary Union (Ademu) (ECH2020 SOCIETAL CHALLENGES (SC))


PIIA Paper 2 - Michaelmas - Intertemporal Macroeconomics
PIIA Paper 2 - Michaelmas - Unemployment and Labour Market
MPhil E201 - Applied Macroeconomics

PhD Students


Christian Rörig
PhD Title: On the State-Dependent Effectiveness of Different Fiscal Policies
Lukas Freund
PhD Title: The Macroeconomics of Automation and Inequality
Research: Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Innovation, Computational Methods


Myungun Kim
PhD Title: Rethinking Industrial Policy
Jason Lu
PhD Title: The Fall in Real Interest Rates, the Introduction of the pill, and the role of Fiscal Policy
Seung Hyun Maeng
PhD Title: Saving Glut and Global Imbalances

Dr Pontus Rendahl

University Reader
Chair of Undergraduate Studies Committee

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Room: 20
Office Hours: Mondays at 4pm
College: Corpus Christi